Natural Splendour of the Arrow Lakes

Wednesday’s Photos

Snow Sculptures at the Fauquier Boat Dock

At -12 degrees my wife and I went down to the Fauquier Boat Dock and braved the bone chilling temperature in order to take advantage of an especially sunny afternoon. Of course, we took our cameras along. The snow piled up by the snow plough attracted our attention, as the snow had turned into fascinating snow sculptures. One problem was that we had to take our gloves off to snap a picture. So it did not take very long and our right hand was so numb that we had to call it a day and return to our cozy home. I hope you will enjoy the photos. While some of you are already posting pretty spring flowers, I can only offer images of snow and ice.

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46 comments

  1. kopfundgestalt · February 28, 2018

    Especially the last picture drew my attention.
    It is said, that tomorrow the frosty temperatures will disappear. I don’t like to walk around if it is like this: Wind and something like 10 minus.

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  2. arv! · February 28, 2018

    I love the third picture in this set. What I really like is the deep blue color of the sea

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    • Peter Klopp · February 28, 2018

      Yes, when we get that rare blue sky in the winter, the water seems to enhance it.

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      • arv! · February 28, 2018

        Great. Enjoy great weather till it lasts

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  3. Kelly MacKay · February 28, 2018

    nice

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  4. myexpressionofthoughtsblog · February 28, 2018

    All pictures are mesmerising and cool for eyes

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  5. Amy · February 28, 2018

    Lovely, but the thought of you taking off your gloves to take the photos gave me the chills!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 28, 2018

      We could have stayed longer with our gloves on, but then where would be those pictures?

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  6. thecedarjournal · February 28, 2018

    Hope you didn’t get frostbite when you took off your gloves to capture these beautiful pictures. Sorry that my flower pictures forced you to get outside and risk limbs to post these also wonderful pictures. LOL If it makes you feel better we had snow here this morning and the Russian cold air still has us below freezing…

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    • Peter Klopp · February 28, 2018

      We found the snow sculptures and scenery too fascinating. We just had to take our gloves off to snap those photos. Call it an obsession with photography. Haha! Hope you are doing well in the unusual cold snap in Holland!

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  7. Jodi · February 28, 2018

    Such beauty! Worth the frigid temps! I get lost in #2 🙂

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  8. Robert Parker · February 28, 2018

    Fingers don’t function very long at that temperature, but what a beautiful day – – blue sky, blue water, white snow, white birch – – thanks this was a treat! We’ve had a few days of spring here in the northeast, back to winter on Friday (but just to freezing level, not 12 below! 🙂 )

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    • Peter Klopp · February 28, 2018

      It has been warming up during the last couple of days, but with more snow in the forecast. Thank you, Robert, for your kind comment!

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  9. crowcanyonjournal · February 28, 2018

    Minus 12? I start to shiver when it gets close to 50 degrees Fahrenheit! Nice pictures of all that snow!

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    • Peter Klopp · February 28, 2018

      Minus 12 is, as Pure Glory calculated, is 14 above in F. That may no longer feel so cold. Have a great day!

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  10. Pure Glory · February 28, 2018

    Beautiful photos of your snow. I had to convert C to F to find you were out in 14 F weather. It can definitely make those fingers cold. Thank you for sharing the beauty of your neighborhood. We have maybe 2 more months of winter in interior Alaska but are getting to enjoy more daylight.

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    • Peter Klopp · February 28, 2018

      Your kind comment brought back some fond memories of some 50 years ago, when I was listening as a young man to the American Forces Network (AFN) in Germany.There was this very moving song on the Country Music program by Johnny Horton: When it is springtime in Alaska … Perhaps you remember it too.

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      • Pure Glory · February 28, 2018

        Oh, yes I sure do! Many a time, when the thermometer is dropping, I think of this song: When It Is Springtime in Alaska It is Forty Below. Thankfully, this is a warmer winter but it can still get cold.

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  11. cindy knoke · February 28, 2018

    Beauteousness!

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  12. Beautiful…I love the contrast of the snow and the blue water.

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  13. Joanne Sisco · March 1, 2018

    ahhh, yes. The freezing-hand-while-trying-to-take-photos dilemma, and I would add to that, the risk of dropping the camera from the numb hand!

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    • Peter Klopp · March 1, 2018

      Yes, Joanne, that risk is always there even in the best of times.

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  14. Nurul Fitri Lubis · March 1, 2018

    I love your snowy photos, Peter. Please keep posting it, since I’ll never get bored. -12? You must be so strong to take photos in that temperature.
    Here, we had -3 this morning, and snow started to fall. But then, sun shone brightly in the next three hours. There’s no even one single drop of snow left… the last photo is my favorite. Those snows look like rocks formation…

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    • Peter Klopp · March 1, 2018

      Yes, I will continue to post more photos of our area. There is so much beauty to be found when one views the world with open eyes. Thank you, Nurul, for the encouragement to carry on !

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  15. taphian · March 1, 2018

    winter can be very beautiful, especially this intense blue sky you have there, dear Peter. Have a nice day, kind regards from very cold Hamburg, Mitza

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    • Peter Klopp · March 1, 2018

      Je länger der Winter andauert, desto mehr will ich ihm seine schönen Seiten abgewinnen. Mehr Schnee ist angesagt fürs Wochenende. Die liebsten Grüße aus Fauquier BC! Ich hoffe, dass die Kältewelle in Deutschland bald nachlässt. Ach ich schreibe ja deutsch, aber das verstehst du ja auch, liebe Mitza! Haha!

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  16. Ann Coleman · March 1, 2018

    I loved the photos, Peter!

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  17. Dina · March 1, 2018

    Your winter impressions of The Arrow Lakes are very beautiful, Peter. Such nice weather you have too! It all looks like a picture postcard book, I want to go there. 🙂
    I’m in Norway right now, some parts of the country have-42°, but in the south-east, we have had -15° for a few days. It’s tolerable when the sun comes out, but otherwise not so nice for photography. 😉
    Have a lovely Friday! Xx

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    • Peter Klopp · March 2, 2018

      We do not sunshine so often in February, so when we do get it, we make a point and go out to enjoy the fresh air and the scenery. Thank you so much for your kind comment, Hanne!

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  18. Tiny · March 4, 2018

    Gorgeous winter pictures, Peter!

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  19. Miss Gentileschi · March 6, 2018

    The pictures are stunning, Peter! Poor hands though, hope you weren’t frostbitten!

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  20. ruthfreter · March 21, 2018

    Schwedisch? Have a nice day with your family! Wie kalt ist es jetzt? LG Ruth

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    • Peter Klopp · March 21, 2018

      Endlich fängt der Schnee an zu schmelzen, die Vögel kündigen den Frühling an, doch muss man hier in Kanada noch eine Weile warten, bis die ersten Blumen blühen.

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      • ruthfreter · March 21, 2018

        Es sieht so aus als müßten wir hier auch noch etwas geduldig sein. LG Ruth

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